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Whether you’re seeking secluded beach strolls, gourmet dining experiences, or vibrant cultural encounters, Burleigh Heads promises to be your romantic escape. Join us as we unveil the magic of a romantic holiday in Burleigh Heads this December.

Romantic Things to Do on a Burleigh Heads Holiday

Have a sweet picnic by the beach.

Tourists always ask us, “What is Burleigh Heads known for?” The answer is simple, and it’s our breathtaking beach. Whether you want to swim, surf, paddleboard, or snorkel, there’s plenty to do here. But what if you want to have a quiet afternoon? Burleigh Beach is long enough for everyone, so finding a secluded spot here will be easy.

Bring a picnic blanket, a bottle of wine or champagne, and some takeaway. Order a charcuterie board from Burleigh Heads’ finest delis if you want a fancy picnic. Check out Golosi Food Emporium or Ambarella Fine Foods. You can also get some meats from Meat on James St. or Flor Wine & Grocery. Joy & Joy delivers charcuterie boxes to customers in Burleigh Heads, but you must order 72 hours in advance.

Cap your picnic off with a stroll along the beach at sunset.

Have dinner by candlelight in your room or on the balcony.

Staying in your Burleigh Heads hotel to have dinner by candlelight is one of the most romantic things you can do to celebrate Christmas or New Year’s Eve with your partner or spouse. Order from one of Burleigh Heads’ top restaurants in advance for a stress-free dinner.

If you want a scenic vista from your hotel room, book your Burleigh Heads accommodation at Burleigh Surf. We have chairs and a table on our balconies so that you can enjoy a sumptuous feast there with your partner.

Jog to North Burleigh Lookout and watch the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean.

Our Burleigh Heads hotel features a gym and a pool if you want to burn off some calories. But if you’re a morning person, we recommend you jog to North Burleigh Lookout and watch the sunrise over the mighty Pacific Ocean. Hike up the lookout and take sunrise photos to show off on social media.

Don’t worry; the hike up the lookout is short, and there’s a deck where you can enjoy the view. Craving for some toasties and a cup of coffee after your jog? Stroll to nearby Nectar Espresso for a filling breakfast. It opens at 5 am from Monday to Sunday.

Enjoy a relaxing day at Burleigh Surf’s pool.

Don’t want to go down to the beach but want to go for a swim? Check out Burleigh Surf’s indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Our pools are private, and you can lounge by the poolside afterwards while sipping on a refreshing drink.

Relax in our indoor heated spa or steam room.

Spending the entire day swimming and hiking with your partner or spouse can be tiring. Soothe your tired muscles at Burleigh Surf’s indoor heated spa or steam room. 

Go on a romantic river cruise.

Head to neighbouring Main Beach to go on a Nerang River cruise. Sea World Cruises, for example, offers daily cruises with buffet lunch and dinner. This cruise operator also offers Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve cruises. Book your slot here

Check out Surfers Paradise River Cruises if you’d rather have a romantic morning or sunset cruise. You can hire their vessels for private Christmas parties to bring your friends or family along.

Shop for Christmas presents at the nearest shopping malls

One of the most exciting things to do before Christmas is shopping for presents for your spouse or partner. Visit Burleigh Heads’ prime shopping centres to shop for and purchase the perfect gifts for them. Check out James Street stores for a wide selection of retail stores selling clothing, wine, cosmetics, watches, jewellery, books, sporting goods, and more.

Didn’t find what you wanted on James Street? Then drive west to Stockland Shopping Centre. This shopping centre features popular outlets and specialty stores where you can buy presents for your loved ones. It also offers many dining options after a day spent shopping.  

Bike around Burleigh Ridge Park with your partner

Hire a bike and check out Burleigh Ridge Park with your partner or spouse. Grab a cup of coffee on the way and go early to catch the sunrise. Next, head to the Burleigh Head National Park to cap off the morning. 

Visit the Tallebudgera Creek Conservation Park

Tallebudgera Creek Conservation Park offers a unique natural experience for visitors. If you and your partner enjoy nature, we recommend visiting the park this December. It features a quiet nature walk on the scenic Tallebudgera Creek. Marvel at the resilience of the mangroves along the banks, and watch out for wildlife you might encounter as you stroll on the boardwalk. 

Since you’re already in the area, extend your date to the David Fleay Wildlife Park. This park is home to Queensland’s unique wildlife, which includes wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, and more.    

Hire a paddleboard and check out Tallebudgera Creek.

Marvel at the beauty of the crystal clear waters of Tallebudgera Creek on a paddleboard. If you don’t have paddleboards at home, you can hire them from Action Outdoor Hire or All Coast Paddle Board Hire. You can picnic along the bank of the Tallebudgera Creek after paddleboarding. Dip in its calm waters or swim to neighbouring Palm Beach to explore its coast.

Visit Burleigh Heads art galleries and studios.

Burleigh Heads, Queensland, isn’t just about beaches, surfing, and cruises. This suburb also has a small but vibrant and thriving art scene. Visit Dirty Hands Art Studio if you and your date want to try pottery and painting. It is a fun bonding experience with your partner, allowing you to be creative during your holiday.

Drive down to West Burleigh Road and find the Mint Art House. The gallery features beautiful and thought-provoking visual art by local artists. Wander the galleries with your partner or spouse and meditate on what the paintings mean to you. You can also purchase a painting if you find something piques your interest.

Check out Fineprintco if you’re looking for prints and aboriginal art. Visit Tribal Pacifica to see art from Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands. Viewing paintings and prints all day is fun. But you can take the fun factor up with a paint-and-sip session at the Brush Gallery. Unleash your creativity by signing up for a painting class with your spouse.

Ready to experience a sweet and romantic December on the Gold Coast? Book your Burleigh Heads accommodation today with Burleigh Surf. Experience the height of comfort and luxury when you check in at one of our apartments. We also have swimming pools, a games room, a gym, and other amenities to enjoy whenever you want to stay.


238 The Esplanade Burleigh Heads
Gold Coast 4220 Australia

Email: [email protected] ▪ Phone: +61 7 5535 8866 ▪ Fax: +61 7 5535 8523



Make the most of a well-deserved, long stay with us at Burleigh Beach!

Enjoy our stunning features such as:

+ Two swimming pools
+ Indoor heated spa
+ Steam room
+ Full-size tennis court